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Villa Il Maggiordomo

As a Detroit-area native, ruin porn generally irritates me. I’ve seen too many voyeuristic photographs of the sad remains of the Michigan Central Station. Where were all the rubberneckers when these monuments still might have been saved, before the city fell victim to recreational arson and scrap metal theft? 715 more words

Architectural History

The Butlers Did It

Ballyragget Castle, County Kilkenny is a late 15th century tower house originally built by a branch of the Butler family one of whom, Richard Butler became first Viscount Mountgarret in 1550; his mother, the spirited Lady Margaret FitzGerald, Countess of Ormond is said to have lived here. 83 more words

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Part of the ceiling decoration of 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. As mentioned some weeks ago (see Highly Stylised, January 31st last), work on the house began in 1765, the architect responsible considered to be Robert West who also worked as a stuccadore. 45 more words

Architectural History

The ‘uncommon’ common perspective

Text | The Death and Life of great American Cities

Author | Jane Jacobs

Publisher | Random House, New York

Year | 1961

The death and life of great American cities is a critical comment on the prevalent ideas in urban planning in the mid-20th century. 434 more words

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History of ‘new’ perspectives in Architecture

Text | Towards a New Architecture

Author | Le Corbusier

Translated by | Frederick Etchells

Publisher | Dover Publications Inc. New York

Year | 1927 (Original) 1986 (English translation of the 13th French edition) 489 more words

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Temps Perdu

In November 1927 Aileen Sibell Mary Guinness married the Hon Brinsley Sheridan Bushe Plunket and as a wedding present was given by her father Luttrellstown Castle, County Dublin. 1,833 more words

Architectural History

History of futurism or Futurism as history

Text | The Futurist Manifesto

Author | Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Translated by | R W Flint

Published in | Le Figaro (Original), NY Viking Press (English translation) 563 more words

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